I Was There, Charley! is a unique narrative written by an 88 year old survivor of the Battle of Bataan and the Bataan Death March. In it you will go with him from the early days of basic training to the explosive day when the Japanese bombed Clark Field in the Philippines and he realized Sherman's "War is Hell" was right on the money. Slave with him in the blazing sun of the Philippines infamous prison camps of O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. Sweat and freeze in the steel mill and on the docks of Hirohata and Fusiki prison camps in Japan. Starve on a diet of rice and greens soup, sleep on bedbug and lice infested bamboo slats. Make the endless trips to the A-frame latrines as you suffer the pangs of Diarrhea and Dysentery. These and hundred of other brutalities only the godless mongols of Japan could inflict. All are told here.